Hyderabad: Sec 144 in Miyapur after masses gather to ‘encroach’ on HMDA land

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: A day after a group of people gathered to allegedly encroach on land in Miyapur on Saturday, the authorities have now imposed Section 144 of the IPC to prevent further disruption from taking place in the area.

The order came into force at 6 am on Sunday, June 23, and would continue till June 29.

Some sources suggest that the encroachers had gathered after a WhatsApp message was forwarded, promising land and 2 BHK houses in the area.

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Hyderabad: Mob pelts stones at police during drive to remove encroachments

Police told Siasat.com that the people pelted stones at them and other HMDA officials who were present at the site. Moreover, one HMDA official also sustained injuries.

According to a senior police official, scores of people had assembled on the land demanding that the government allot it to them and had even erected some temporary structures including huts on it.

The land was allotted to the HMDA by the government, but some people tried to encroach on it after which officials along with police went there to get the land vacated, the police official said.

Those encroaching were told it was government land and were told to vacate it, but some among them pelted stones at the police and HMDA officials resulting in injury to one official, he said.

The police subsequently dispersed the people from the land.

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